After a flurry of tweets and Facebook posts (plus an untold number of emails/phone calls/favors called in we may never know about) the results of the very first Core77 Design Awards Community Choice are in!
Before we get to the honorees, remember that the Grand Prize winner gets a free ticket, round trip airfare, and two nights accommodations to attend the 2015 Core77 Conference in Los Angeles on October 23rd. It's a daylong exploration of the relationships, technologies, ideas, and forces that are driving contemporary design into the future. There will be engaging speakers and inspiring conversations, plus a variety of pre- and post-conference activities only available to attendees.
Even if you didn't win a ticket, you can sign up to get invited to a ticket pre-sale on July 15th. Only 50 tickets will be sold at the significantly discounted pre-sale price, so sign up as quickly as possible.
Now, without further ado, the winner of the inaugural Community Choice Grand Prize is...
This streamlined, compact, visually compelling scooter received the most votes out of all 200+ honorees. When informed of the news, Ignas, from the Vilnius Academy of Arts in Lithuania, was elated.
"Thank you very very very much for supporting the Pigeon. It is a huge motivation when you realize that somebody believes in the things you believe! And when I realize that all the efforts we've put in the process was not in vain and now I just can smile widely :) You cannot imagine how thankful I am and at this moment I just want to run an give the biggest hugs to all the people who supported us. Thank you thank you thank you and it will never be too much!!"
Congratulations Ignas! We look forward to shaking your hand at the conference and congratulating you in person for both your Design Awards Runner-Up honor and Community Choice Grand Prize.
Ignas isn't the only one who raked in the votes for their designs. We'd also like to congratulate the following designers who received the highest total number of votes within their respective category. Each of these Community Choice Prize winners will also receive a free ticket to the conference.
Congratulations to all the Community Choice honorees in the 2015 Core77 Design Awards!